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Regional Science Park inauguration in May

The Regional Science Centre with a planetarium which is coming up in the city. Photo:K.Ananthan

The Regional Science Centre with a planetarium which is coming up in the city. Photo:K.Ananthan  

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The Rs. 8.5- crore Park will come up on a campus spread over 6.71 acre

The National Council of Science Museum and Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre are all set to inaugurate the Rs. 8.5-crore Regional Science Park on a sprawling campus spread over 6.71 acre established on a cost sharing basis by the State and Centre in the first or second week of May. The Park would come up on the road leading to CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex from Avinashi Road.

Executive Director of Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre P. Iyamperumal told The Hindu that the Park would have a textile gallery to give an exposure to the children on textile technology.

The 5,000 sq.ft. textile gallery would have exhibits relating to the textile industry's evolution from the conventional models to the modern technology.

The Fun Science Gallery on 5,000 sq ft would have exhibits to impart knowledge on basic science.

The exhibits displayed would explain the basic principles of science.

The gallery would have construction models of gadgets such as TV sets, refrigerator and air conditioners used every day at home to enable the children to have a feel of the theories used in their functioning.

A 3D theatre on the campus would accommodate 70 persons which would help children learn through the infotainment module. Using Polaroid glass they would be taught on cloning and stem cell. The theatre would also be used for conducting lectures on science as well. The Park was designed in such a way that children could go through participatory learning process.

A giant size globe measuring 3 m in diameter has been set up using anamorphic drawing to help children see the image of Sir C.V. Raman from a distance.

With the help of the Forest Department, more than 150 saplings of various species have been planted to ensure green cover on the campus.

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